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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 13, 2019

“I” of the beholder.

DEBUTS
38. Finneas – Shelter
37. Harry Styles – Lights Up | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (38)
22. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
19. The Script – The Last Time (24)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Keane – Love Too Much (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (06) | PEAK: #05
07. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (05) | PEAK: #02
06. Stephen Puth – Look Away (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Normani – Motivation (08) | PEAK: #05
04. Zara Larsson – All The Time (03) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
03. Taylor Swift – Lover (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Platt – Rain (1)
2. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (2)
3. James Blunt – Cold (3)
4. Parachute – Had It All (5)
5. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (6)
6. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (7)
7. Liam Payne – Stack It Up (10)
8. Echosmith – Lonely Generation (-)
9. Noah Cyrus – July (-)
10. Lady Antebellum – Ocean (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys
Celine Dion – Imperfections
Dan & Shay and Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
John Splithoff – Proud
Sam Hunt – Kinfolks (new)
Sugar Ray – Highest Tree (new)
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!

Chart Notes:

  • As Tones And I scores her third week at #1 on my personal chart with “Dance Monkey”, Niall Horan bolts from 32-22 with “Nice To Meet Ya”, claiming the Biggest Mover title in the process. Towards the bottom of the list, new entries from Harry Styles and Finneas come onto the survey at #37 and #38, respectively. “Lights Up” is the fourth solo appearance for Styles outside of One Direction on my chart; we’ll see if it can tie his highest-charting solo song to date, 2017’s “Sign Of The Times”, which spent a week at the top. Finneas debuts with his first top 40 song as an artist, “Shelter”, though he’s previously made the top 40 as a writer and producer for his younger sister Billie Eilish. It comes from a recent EP titled Blood Harmony, which was released last week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: October 6, 2019

The “Dance” goes on.

DEBUTS
39. Lukas Graham – Lie
38. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks
32. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Adam Lambert – Superpower (38)
30. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (36)
24. The Script – The Last Time (32) | BIGGEST MOVER
20. Maroon 5 – Memories (26)
15. Lizzo – Good As Hell (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (08) | PEAK: #01 for one week
09. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Normani – Motivation (11) | PEAK: #08
07. Stephen Puth – Look Away (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
04. Taylor Swift – Lover (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Zara Larsson – All The Time (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Platt – Rain (1)
2. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (4)
3. James Blunt – Cold (3)
4. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (2)
5. Parachute – Had It All (6)
6. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (9)
7. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (7)
8. Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (8)
9. FINNEAS – Shelter (-)
10. Liam Payne – Stack It Up (-)

In The Mix:
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys
Celine Dion – Imperfections
Dan & Shay and Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours (new)
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
Diplo featuring Jonas Brothers – Lonely
Echosmith – Lonely Generation
John Splithoff – Proud
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
Rex Orange County – 10/10
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!

Chart Notes:

  • Newcomer Tones And I grabs a second week at #1 on my personal chart with “Dance Monkey”, which has now reached the top spot in more than a dozen countries, including the U.K. during this past Friday’s chart reveal. The Script rises from 32-24 with the week’s Biggest Mover, “The Last Time”, the first release from their forthcoming studio album. Much like those two acts, the three performers behind the week’s new entries were born outside of the U.S., with Ireland’s Niall Horan leading the parade at #32 with “Nice To Meet Ya”. Further down, Canada’s Scott Helman and Denmark’s Lukas Graham hit the top 40 at #38 and #39, respectively, with “Everything Sucks” and “Lie”. Of the three of them, Horan is the only one to hit #1 (as a solo artist and with a group), while Helman and the band have history in the top ten.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: October 4, 2009

We’ve “Gone” back again.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of October 4, 2009…

Debuts:
39. LEONA LEWIS, “Happy”

Biggest Mover(s):
NICKELBACK, “Never Gonna Be Alone” (37-25, twelve spots)

10. TRAIN, “Hey, Soul Sister” (up 1)
Album: Save Me, San Francisco (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

09. KELLY CLARKSON, “Already Gone” (up 1)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2

08. DAUGHTRY, “No Surprise” (down 3)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

07. UNCLE KRACKER, “Smile” (steady, second week)
Album: Happy Hour (2009, Atlantic Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. MIKA, “We Are Golden” (steady, second week)
Album: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (2009, Casablanca/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #6 for two weeks

05. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Belong With Me” (down 1)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

04. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Haven’t Met You Yet” (up 5)
Album: Crazy Love (2009, 143/Reprise Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

03. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Fallin’ For You” (steady, second week)
Album: Breakthrough (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #3 for three weeks

02. FIVE FOR FIGHTING, “Chances” (steady, third week)
Album: Slice (2009, Aware/Columbia Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

01. GARY GO, “Wonderful” (steady, third week)
Album: Gary Go (2008, Decca Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 29, 2019

Strikes the right Tones.

DEBUTS
40. American Authors featuring Maddie Poppe & Phillip Phillips – Bring It On Home
38. Adam Lambert – Superpower | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. The Script – The Last Time (37)
26. Maroon 5 – Memories (35) | BIGGEST MOVER
25. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey – Don’t Call Me Angel (32)
22. Steve Aoki featuring Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me (27)
11. Normani – Motivation (16)
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (06) | PEAK: #04
08. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (07) | PEAK: #01 for one week
07. Stephen Puth – Look Away (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Lover (12) | PEAK: #06
05. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
03. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Zara Larsson – All The Time (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Ben Platt – Rain (4)
2. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (3)
3. James Blunt – Cold (1)
4. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (8)
5. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (2)
6. Parachute – Had It All (9)
7. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (6)
8. Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (10)
9. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (7)
10. Lukas Graham – Lie (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys
Celine Dion – Imperfections
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
Diplo featuring Jonas Brothers – Lonely (new)
Echosmith – Lonely Generation (new)
FINNEAS – Shelter (new)
John Splithoff – Proud
Liam Payne – Stack It Up
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
Rex Orange County – 10/10
Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (new)
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!

Chart Notes:

  • Congrats to Australia’s Tones And I, who advances from 3-1 on this week’s chart with “Dance Monkey”. It’s her first #1 song on my chart. At this time, the single has also reached the top spot nationally in countries like Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Maroon 5 rises from 35-26 with “Memories”, taking this week’s Biggest Mover title, while Adam Lambert‘s “Superpower” debuts at #38, marking this week’s top new entry. Starting at #40 is another debut song, “Bring It On Home” by American Authors. While you can find the original cut on their album Seasons, a new version, which debuted on Friday, features American Idol champs Maddie Poppe and Phillip Phillips.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 24, 2019)


Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Maroon 5 tops the adds report and conjures up some musical memories, as new releases from Bebe Rexha and Liam Payne also stack their adds high. Let’s add ’em up:

FROM 5 TO 1: The new single from Maroon 5 easily leads the week’s adds report at the Top 40 format, as “Memories” starts with 135 stations on impact. It also led yesterday’s report at the Hot AC format, where it scooped up another 76. The tune is already well into the top 40 at both formats, so expect it to glide up these (and other) charts through the fall months.

Rexha’s “You Can’t Stop The Girl” and Payne’s “Stack It Up”, featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, start in second and third place respectively, with 45 and 40 stations on impact. The former title comes from the soundtrack to Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, which opens on October 18. The latter is expected to appear on a forthcoming album by Payne, though his debut set has yet to materialize in the nearly 2-1/2 years he’s been charting as a solo artist. (An EP, which featured no radio singles, was released last August.) Both tunes are likely to make the top 50 by early next month, as the threshold for charting at the format is noticeably higher as of recent.

Charting releases by Halsey, Lizzo and Taylor Swift are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look out for more information on next week’s impacting songs on our Monday morning log.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MAROON 5, “Memories” (222/Interscope)
2. BEBE REXHA, “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner)
3. LIAM PAYNE featuring A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE, “Stack It Up” (Republic)
4. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
5. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
6. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS & ILLENIUM featuring LENNON STELLA, “Takeaway” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
9-T. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
9-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: September 22, 2019

Three times the “Time”.

DEBUTS
39. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You
37. The Script – The Last Time
35. Maroon 5 – Memories | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey – Don’t Call Me Angel (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
31. Walk Off The Earth – I’ll Be There (36)
23. Lizzo – Good As Hell (28)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Keane – The Way I Feel (08) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Stephen Puth – Look Away (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week
06. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (04) | PEAK: #04
05. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Zara Larsson – All The Time (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James Blunt – Cold (1)
2. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (2)
3. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (3)
4. Ben Platt – Rain (4)
5. Adam Lambert – Superpower (7)
6. Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker – You Were Good To Me (5)
7. Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (9)
8. OneRepublic – Somebody To Love (-)
9. Parachute – Had It All (-)
10. Andy Grammer – Wish You Pain (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Bebe Rexha – You Can’t Stop The Girl (new)
Bülow – Boys Will Be Boys (new)
Celine Dion – Imperfections (new)
Dean Lewis – Straight Back Down
John Newman & Nina Nesbitt – Without You
John Splithoff – Proud (new)
Liam Payne – Stack It Up (new)
Oh Wonder – Hallelujah
Rex Orange County – 10/10
The Griswolds – Nice To Meet Ya!
Weezer – The End Of The Game

Chart Notes:

  • Zara Larsson remains at #1 on my personal chart for the third week with “All The Time”, leading a top three of all female soloists. For more women making solid moves on the chart, look no further than Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, jumping from 39-32 with the Biggest Mover in the top 40, “Don’t Call Me Angel”. Three singles are new to the survey, led by Maroon 5‘s “Memories” at #35, with The Script debuting at #37 with “The Last Time” and Maddie Poppe coming in at #39 with “Not Losing You”. The two groups have reached the top spot with several songs now, while soloist Poppe has one top ten entry to date.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 17, 2019)


Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: it’s all about the ladies, as the new song by Halsey goes up against a huge soundtrack cut from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. Alright, angels, let’s add ’em up:

A GRAVE SITUATION: After missing the top ten earlier this year with “Nightmare” and the BTS collaboration “Boy With Luv”, Halsey could be headed back into the region with her new single “Graveyard”, taken from her upcoming album Manic. Following a soft debut at #48 on last Sunday’s published update, the song roars in at the top of the adds report with 133 stations on impact. It’s likely to see a larger move into the top 40 by the weekend.

Of course, this means that the Grande, Cyrus and Del Rey collaboration “Don’t Call Me Angel” has to settle for a second place start, but with a substantial 97 stations on impact, it certainly has nothing to complain about. The single is featured on the soundtrack to the new Charlie’s Angels film; the album is released on November 1, while the movie opens two weeks later. “Don’t” should also fly into the top 40 by the next published update.

Charting releases by Camila Cabello, Lizzo and Normani are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Liam Payne and The Chainsmokers are among the artists impacting with new releases that are looking at a top five finish next Tuesday. Who will takeaway the top prize from the other? Will someone else surprise? Stay tuned.


MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. HALSEY, “Graveyard” (Capitol)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, MILEY CYRUS & LANA DEL REY, “Don’t Call Me Angel” (Republic)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover” (Republic)
4. LIZZO, “Good As Hell” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
5. CAMILA CABELLO, “Liar” (Syco/Epic)
6. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
7-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Teeth” (Interscope)
7-T. LOUD LUXURY & BRYCE VINE, “I’m Not Alright” (Sire/Warner-Armada)
9. CAMILA CABELLO, “Shameless” (Syco/Epic)
10. POST MALONE, “Circles” (Republic)

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